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John Cielenski Jr.


Last updated 8/28/2019 at 3:24pm | View PDF

John Anthony Cielenski Jr., 56, of Lockport, passed away Aug. 22, 2019.

John was born in Chicago and raised in Hinsdale, graduating from Hinsdale Central High School in 1981. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree at the University of West Florida, where he played baseball at the collegiate level.

John worked as the Lockport Township Highway Commissioner. He was the past president of the Lockport Boys Baseball Team, and coached the Lockport Junior Porters Wrestling Club and the Homer Stallions Football Program for more than 10 years. He also coached the Illinois Crush Baseball Team for four years.

He is survived by his wife Sharee, nee Robbins; his children, Anthony, Trevor, Justine and Dylon; his parents, John Sr. and Jean; his siblings, Georgia (Scott) Roeming and Lora (Stephen) Collins; his nieces and nephews, Adam (Daley) Collins, Austin (Elizabeth) Collins, Ryan Roeming, Jessica (Ben) Smith, Claudia Robbins and Adam DeMercurio; his great-nephews Mason Dohm, Matthew Collins and Austin Smith; his great-niece, Alexis Smith; his father-in-law, Neil Robbins; and his brother-in-law, Doug (Angela) Robbins.

Services have been held.

Loved ones are invited to sign the online guestbook at

O'Neil Funeral Home of Lockport handled the arrangements.


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